The Tradition Continues
Doing this really aligns with one of our core values–“see the field.” We are not just individuals operating in our own bubbles. Our impact has a ripple effect far beyond ourselves.”
As you might imagine, in a (dare we say unprecedented) year like 2020, we were even more eager to continue the tradition. Earlier this week, we gathered around our virtual table to share what these charities meant to us. Some were right here in our own backyards, while others on an entirely different continent. Some like Rise Up Woman International, PACE, and Project Lia were recently started by neighbors and friends, while others have been long-established. No matter their origin, each person was able to explain the history, mission, and most importantly–why it mattered to them.
And so it doesn’t stop with one lunch once a year, we want to share with you, too. To learn more about each organization, click on the logos below.
Building long-term, life-changing relationships with Indianapolis urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. ELEVATE Indianapolis is an innovative initiative privately funded primarily by the Central Indiana business community to positively change the lives of our urban kids, reduce generational poverty, enhance the city’s workforce and prepare the next generation of leaders
The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however we can. We work to understand the challenges native to an area’s particular population, build local programs to offer relief and growth, and then work to optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical, and emotional service.
We exist to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. Gleaners is a vital link between available food and those who need it most. We have developed efficient, reliable methods for handling a tremendous volume of donated food, as well as the fresh produce we purchase to ensure those we serve have access to a variety of healthy, nutritious food.
Rise Up Woman International dreams of a day where all women and girls have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Unfortunately, in many places, women and girls face overwhelming obstacles, including discrimination, inequality, injustice, and violence. We collaborate with local organizations and community leaders to provide opportunities to encourage, equip, and empower women with a renewed sense of hope, confidence, and courage to bring about positive change in their lives and the lives of others.
Wheeler Mission helps the homeless in Indiana. Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion.